Effect of Music on Interbrain Synchrony: A Close Look at Triad of Disabled Children, Parents and Music Therapist

Kids with one, two or three or more disabilities require special care and rehabilitation services. Specifically, for children with severe disabilities who are non-speaking, the opportunities for social interaction and participation are often limited. However, it is believed that these children continue to form relationships with those around them and that the brain encodes these interpersonal connections. One way to study these interpersonal brain connections is to examine the interbrain coordination between children, parents and a therapist.

Understanding Disengagement from Early Psychosis Intervention Services

While the effectiveness of early psychosis interventions (EPI) for young people with first-episode psychosis has been well-established, research suggests that almost one-third of patients disengage from services. Although lack of family involvement and substance use have arisen as consistent factors associated with EPI disengagement, many other factors remain unexplored. Furthermore, few studies have explored patient and family member perspectives on engagement.

Development of Artificial Intelligence Powered Technologies in Computational Pathology to Enable Automated Slide Screening in Whole Slide Imaging

Advances in Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) and Machine Learning (ML) open new opportunities to create innovative solutions in healthcare and in particular digital pathology to increase efficiencies, reduce cost and most importantly improve patient care. This project envisions the creation of new automated ML tools including the design of a custom Convolution Neural Network (CNN) architecture for whole slide imaging in digital pathology. The custom CNN will be trained to learn different representations of histology tissues so that it can separate healthy from diseased tissues.

Towards the Development of a Prognostic tool for Harmful Algal Blooms

The Laurentian Great Lakes and many Canadian inland waters have experienced a resurgence of cyanobacteria-dominated harmful algal blooms (cHABs), which negatively impact recreational uses, aesthetics, taste and odor in drinking water. The presence of toxins can also have dire repercussions on aquatic wildlife and human health. The factors that influence the occurrence and magnitude of algal blooms and toxin production (e.g., nutrient enrichment, climate change) vary in space and time and are poorly understood.

An investigation of consensus and performance in distributed systems

Within a tiered or zoned architecture, new business constraints for regional data residency, imply a need for new architectural patterns. These constraints are not arbitrary: they arise directly from customers demand to ensure their confidential data stays within their defined borders unless required otherwise (e.g. data originating in the U.S. is intended for an E.U. entity). An architecturally clean approach is to negotiate the movement of data only at the persistence layer.

Enabling Purchase of Residential Homes at Scale

Properly buys and sells homes directly from consumers. For our business to be successful, we must be able to predict two things when making a home purchasing decision: ? The price it would sell for on the open market ? How much time it will spend on the market to sell at that price These two variables are correlated: price can affect time-on-market, and time-on-market can affect price. There are many other factors at play as well. In the broader market, these complex real estate decisions are largely made using human judgement, based on experience and expertise.

Express Scripting Technology: Scratch for SOTI SNAP and IoT

SOTI has developed a software product called SOTI SNAP that is designed to allow anyone to create an app with no programming or technical knowledge. SOTI SNAP allows users to drag and drop widgets onto a canvas and connect them together to create an app. Apps generated with SOTI SNAP have cross platform capabilities, they can run on Android and iOS based devices. Currently SNAP apps that require programming logic, must use JavaScript, but using JavaScript requires technical skills.

Real VR Hands and Interaction with Virtual Objects

Serving as the most widely-used body part for communication, hand is a very important tool for human to interact with the world. Especially with the continuing development of virtual reality and augmented reality, hand pose information has gradually become an indispensable component for improving users’ experience in interacting with computing devices. Therefore, this project aims at enabling an expressive virtual hand reconstruction to increase immersion and presence in VR experiences.

Visual attention in deep learning for detection and classification

Visual attention refers to the mechanism of dynamically and selectively focusing on a subset of the visual input stimuli for detailed analysis, which is part of the visual perception process of the early primate vision. It has been successfully integrated into the design and implementation of many artificial visual recognition systems with applications to image classification, object detection, object sequence recognition, as well as image captioning and visual question answering.

Off-Policy Reinforcement Learning (RL) for a Production Robotics Application

Kindred offers eCommerce retailers a solution to assist with rapid order fulfilment from their distribution centres. The solution (SORT) is a combination of a so-called put-wall and a humanoid robot. The robot picks up items from orders, scans them, and puts each item in a cubby of the put-wall according to the scan code. The robot comprises a gripper, a 6-degree-of-freedom arm, and a stereo vision module, as well as other electronics and mechanical housing.

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